Science of Beverages

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What would you like? Coffee? Water? Soda? It’s all here as you learn about the science of beverages. Explore the solubility of gas in soda with a root beer fountain, find out what gives coffee its enticing aroma, and more.

  • The Root Beer Fountain
    This soda demo uses aluminum, but not how you might expect. Get ready for a soda eruption!
  • The Collapsing Can
    The science doesn’t end when the beverage can is empty! Try this quick demo with an aluminum can.
  • Sinking Soda Surprise
    Pull your favorite soda from a cooler of water and ice. Was it floating or sinking? And why?
  • Sewer Lice
    Should students believe everything they hear or see? Use this soda and raisin demo to discuss observations and inferences.
  • Bubbly Soda Science
    Serve up a personalized soda with just the right amount of fizz, flavor, and sweetness. All it takes is a little experimentation.

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(all sites accessed April 2020)